. From Left to Right I started out a liberal, __Just like my family was. It made me feel superior, __That’s what leftism does. But once I moved from school to work __I saw with my own eyes, Most leftist views were fatuous, __Or evil in disguise. Conservatism, I discerned, __Had values I abide. “Progress” the left just talked about __Came from the other side. It cost some friends, and family grief, __But I sleep well at night, From knowing almost all the time __I’m on, and in, the right. . . Anything Goes Redux after Cole Porter’s "Anything Goes" “The world’s gone mad today, And good’s bad today, And black’s white today, And day’s night today,” Race is scored today, Crime’s ignored today, Biden lies today, Prices rise today, Borders breeched today, Cancelled speech today, Oil destroys today, Girls are boys today, And alone God knows, How far anything goes. . . Everlasting There’s a current college gymnast, Who’s been getting richly paid, For her image, name, and likeness, With two million dollars made. She’s a quite impressive athlete, Earning stellar grades to boot, But her topping social media Owes mostly to the fact she’s cute. Her racy posted photographs Are why her stunning wealth’s occurred. Some people think that’s horrible, They’re calling it: “a step backward.” So much has changed in recent years, God knows that’s some folks’ foremost goal. But there are certain lasting things The Left just simply can’t control. . . Russel Winick recently started writing poetry at nearly age 65, after ending a long legal career. He resides in Naperville, Illinois.